Introduction to Christian Education
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Kara Powell
January 1, 2002
"Recruting Potential Leaders"

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III.   Recruiting Potential Leaders
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C.   What do you actually do to recruit
1.   Subtle: newspaper article, examples from pulpit
2.   Blatant: newspaper ad, pulpit appeal, membership class, ministry fair
3.   Relational: your staff, your parents, your students
D.   Once they're interested, what do you do?
1.   Give them a packet (put writing in front of them)
2.   Have them check out your ministry
3.   Meet with them face to face
4.   Check their references
5.   Give them time, at least 2 weeks, to decide
6.   Assign them a "staff pal" (mentor)
IV.   Mentoring Leaders
A.   Questions to ask yourself before you start mentoring
1.   Am I willing to pour my life into others?
2.   Am I effective in the areas I need to equip? If not, do I know someone who is?
B.   Questions about the leader
1.   Is this person compatible philosophically with the ministry and my leadership?
2.   Does this person show a potential for growth?
3.   Is there mutual attraction?
C.   Types of Mentoring
1.   Myth: There is one perfect guru that will guide you in all areas of life
2.   Definition: a relationship that empowers
3.   Bobby Clinton's 6 Categories of Mentorship
a.   Discipler: "traditional" mentoring
b.   Spiritual Guide: spiritual aspects
i.   Great sense of spiritual maturity
ii.   Good at directing people towards God's will
c.   Coach: skills, application, motivation
d.   Counselor: advice and perspective
e.   Sponsor; Career guidance and protection within an organization
f.   Model: example that inspires and teaches
D.   When you meet with someone, what do you do?
1.   Review previous things discussed
2.   Discuss any current issues
3.   Give feedback
a.   Start with the positive
b.   Let the one receiving feedback start first (Well Peter what do you think you did well -> Well Peter what would you improve on -> Ok this is also what I would improve one)
4.   Encourage them
5.   Set goals for between now and the next meeting
6.   Do not get up from the table before talking about their relationship with God
V.   Keeping Leaders Around
A.   Identify the obstacles that hinder you from empowering others
1.   Insecurity
2.   Lack confidence in others
3.   Lack ability to train others
4.   Habit
5.   Inability to find someone else to do it
6.   Reluctance caused by past failures
7.   Lack of time
B.   Have a structure that allows for ongoing care and development of your team
C.   Care for them as people not just tools
D.   Ongoing training
1.   How often: Meet every 2 to 4 weeks
2.   Common mistakes: Announcements, Micro-level (how much pizza to order), miniscule talk about life
3.   What should a team meeting be like?
a.   Heart: time to get to know and support each other
b.   Head: reminder of why we do this
c.   Hands: the skills needed to be effective